Comet NEOWISE Is Still Visible

 
Comet NEOWISE seen on July 17, 2020.

Comet NEOWISE seen on July 17, 2020.

John Fowler

If you look up into the night sky this week, you will be able to see the brightest comet in the Northern Hemisphere in 25 years.  Known as comet NEOWISE after the NASA telescope which first spotted it, you’ll be able to see it with the naked eye, no telescope necessary, as it makes its closest approach to Earth this week. If you miss it, you’ll have to wait 6,800 years before it returns to be able to see it again.

The 21st 

Guests:

Michelle Nichols, Director of Public Observing at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago, and author of the book Astronomy Lab for Kids

 

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